My Dear Parishioners,
Last week I attended the Baccalaureate Mass for Archbishop Wood. This week our own St. Joseph/St. Robert 8th graders graduated. Congratulations to all our graduates from all the many local schools, colleges and other institutions. Please pray for all graduates and their families as they move on to the next phase of their education and formation. This week we mark the end of our school year at St. Joseph / St. Robert. Thank you once again to our principal, Mrs. Jennifer Durkin and all of our excellent faculty and staff. You do so much to make our school great while also making it feel like a warm and loving home to so many of our young people. Thank you also to all of our parishioners too, because your sacrifices and generosity help to keep our school going. If you know a family with school age children, please consider recommending our school to them.
For some time our paper recycle bins have been filled to capacity. We received many complaints and comments. Please know that we were trying to contact the company for several weeks. They have finally responded. While the company does not give any reimbursement or consideration to our parish or school, I am willing to keep them there as a convenience to the community. If the bins should become filled again, please do not stack your papers outside of or around the bins. That just leads to papers blowing and litter through the community.
We now return to the liturgical color green for our Sunday celebrations. Even though technically Ordinary Time began after Pentecost, on June 4th the Church celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity and this week the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus, two central mysteries of our faith, before we move into this season that will carry us through the summer and into Advent in the fall. In a sense, “Ordinary Time” is a time that falls outside the major holy seasons of the year; Easter, Christmas, Advent and Lent. But Ordinary Time is not just the absence of a major season any more than our lives are ordinary on days that are not holidays. Ordinary Time forms the foundation of the liturgical year; after all it comprises almost two-thirds of the calendar.
God Bless You!